Grandmas Old Timey Tea Cakes

Grandmas Old Timey Tea Cakes Recipe

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Laura Davis


This recipe makes about nine dozen tea cakes, adjust the ingredients accordingly to make differing amounts
Traditional tea cakes are rather thick, you may however adjust the thickness to suit your taste
Thick dough makes a soft tea cake while thin dough makes a crisp cookie


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10 Min
15 Min


How to Make Grandmas Old Timey Tea Cakes


  1. Gather ingredients: 4 cups of flour, 4 t of baking powder, 1 cup of shortening, pinch of salt, 2 cups of sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, 2 t of vanilla
    Sift the dry ingredients together
    Cream together the shortening and sugar
    Beat the eggs just enough to break the yolks
    Add the eggs to the shortening/sugar mixture
    Add the flour and milk, alternately as needed to allow ease of mixing
    Add the vanilla
    Knead the resulting dough lightly on a floured board
    Roll the dough out to desired thickness
    Cut the dough with a cookie cutter
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
    Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet
    Reduce heat to 350 degrees
    Cook until done: cookie dough is firm to a light touch and begins to turn brown

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About Grandmas Old Timey Tea Cakes

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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